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Monday, February 25, 2019

January 2019 comics sales estimates online: Four comics over 100k copies

by John Jackson Miller


A year after just two comics had sales over 100,000 copies, January 2019 doubled that number, with sales led by Batman Who Laughs #2. Diamond Comic Distributors shipped nearly 117,000 copies of the comic book to stores in the United States and Canada, with Captain Marvel #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #1, and Conan the Barbarian #1 also reporting sales in six figures.

Click to see the comics sales estimates for January 2019.

You can also see a video walkthrough of the month's preliminary sales report.

The vital statistics, after the break:


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TOP 300 COMICS SHIPPED (in UNITS)
January 2019 6.4 million copies
1 Year Ago 6 million copies +7%
5 Years Ago 6.17 million copies +4%
10 Years Ago 5.62 million copies +14%
15 Years Ago 5.15 million copies +24%
20 Years Ago 6.14 million copies +4%
Top 500 Comics Shipped (Units) 6.86 million copies
ALL Comics Shipped in Month (Units) 7.04 million copies +5%

TOP 300 COMICS SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 $26.62 million
1 Year Ago $23.54 million +13%
5 Years Ago $23.31 million +14%
10 Years Ago $19.19 million +39%
15 Years Ago $14.49 million +84%
20 Years Ago $15.73 million +69%
Top 500 Comics Shipped (Dollars) $28.59 million
ALL Comics Shipped during Month (Dollars) +15%

TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 (Top 300 GNs) $5.45 million
January 2019 (Top 100 GNs) $3.37 million
January 2019 (Top 50 GNs) $2.2 million
January 2019 (Top 25 GNs) $1.39 million
Versus 1 Year Ago (comparing just the Top 300) $5.24 million +4%
Versus 5 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300) $5.8 million -6%
Versus 10 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300) $6.2 million -12%
Versus 15 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 50) $2.03 million +8%
Top 500 Graphic Novel Shipped in Month (Dollars) $6.48 million
ALL Graphic Novel Shipped in Month (Dollars) +12%


TOP 300 COMICS plus TOP GNs SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 (including Top 300 GNs) $32.08 million
January 2019 (including Top 300 GNs) $29.99 million
January 2019 (including Top 100 GNs) $28.82 million
January 2019 (including Top 25 GNs) $28.01 million
Versus 1 Year Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs) $28.78 million +11%
Versus 5 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs) $29.11 million +10%
Versus 10 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs) $25.37 million +10%
Versus 15 Years Ago (comparing just the Top 50 GNs) $16.52 million +84%
Top 500 Comics & Top 500 GNs Shipped in Month (Dollars) $35.07 million



ALL COMICS AND GNs SHIPPED (in Dollars)
January 2019 $44,934,200.00
Versus 1 Year Ago $39.31 million +14%
Versus 5 Years Ago $38.94 million +15%
Versus 10 Years Ago $31.31 million +44%

TITLE SPECIFICS
TOP SELLING COMIC BOOK
Batman Who Laughs #2  116,827 copies at  $4.99
50th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Star Wars Age of Republic Obi-Wan Kenobi #1  36,392 copies at  $3.99
100th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Black Panther #8  22,670 copies at  $3.99
150th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Unnatural #6  13,937 copies at  $3.99
200th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Scarlet #5  9,612 copies at  $3.99
300th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Betty & Veronica #2  4,748 copies at  $3.99
400th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Rock & Roll Biographies Tool #  1,915 copies at  $3.99
500th PLACE COMIC BOOK
Threshold Allure #0 Nude  942 copies at  $3.99
NEW RELEASE VOLUME
New Comics Released 515
New Graphic Novels Released 359
New Magazines Released 37
Total New Print Items Released 911
PRICING
Average Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300 $4.05
Average Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300, weighted by orders $4.16
Average Cover Price of Comics in the Top 25 $4.27
Median Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300 $3.99
Most Common Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300 $3.99



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